Can I buy the curriculum?

Curriculum is only available to those who attend a full day Be Somebody: Cowboy Ethics training and become a certified Wyoming Youth Initiative Instructor (WYII).  It is incredibly important to us that any individual implementing the Be Somebody: Cowboy Ethics curriculum or lessons be fully trained in program implementation, as well as the culture and process that are key to the success of the 3-Step Programmatic Strategy.

How do I get trained?

There are two options for training:

  1. For individuals, we would love to have you join us for a Be Somebody: Cowboy Ethics training in Casper, Wyoming. See the Upcoming Events page for more details.
  2. For groups, it is often more convenient and cost effective for the trainers to come to your site. Please visit our request a training page to contact us regarding your specific situation. 

Can my whole school run the program? Or can I run the program in my own classroom?

We like to say that the Be Somebody: Cowboy Ethics program is like water; it can fit into any container that you have available. If you would like to run Be Somebody: Cowboy Ethics in your classroom / program area, it is quite effective as a small group character education program. However, full school implementation has been successful in several locations. In our experience, the fidelity of the program is dependent upon staff buy-in and ownership. Therefore, if you would like a full school or full organization implementation, we would like to discuss the possibility with you before agreeing to a training.

How do I buy James P. Owens books and display materials?

Although we do not create nor provide books or display materials for the Code of the West, several options are available at the Center for Cowboy Ethics and Leadership website, www.cowboyethics.org.